Tucker Carlson reacted to testimony from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey given to the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier in the day.
Since the presidential election earlier this month, Tucker Carlson argued that while the outcome looks favorable for Corporate America, it was acting more aggressively, including tech companies, to “consolidate control.”
Transcript as follows:
Tucker CARLSON: So, did you take a moment from your busy life to turn on the hearings on Capitol Hill today with the Silicon Valley CEOs? Don’t be embarrassed if you didn’t. You probably didn’t.
No matter how worried you worry about Big Tech and obviously you should be gravely concerned, you may have decided to skip today’s spectacle and fold the laundry or called your in-laws instead, and we don’t judge you for that.
Previous hearings on Big Tech have not produced a lot. Elderly senators who can’t manage to send their own text messages wagging their fingers in the face of sneering billionaire tech oligarchs in San Francisco, all of whom seem to understand that no matter what happens inside the hearing room, they will get to continue doing whatever they want to do because they have got all the money.
We’ve seen that a number of times, it seems pointless. In fact, it seems insulting to the rest of us.
And in the end, today’s hearings may prove just as pointless, we’ll find out. But for one brief moment today, you got the feeling that maybe actual progress was being made. Maybe the good guys might not be entirely lame.
That moment came when Senator Josh Hawley asked Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, about an internal tool that his company has developed called Centra.
Hawley knew about Centra because a whistleblower told him. They told him how it works.
Facebook employees use Centra to spy on users even when those users are not using Facebook. Centra gives Facebook access to troves of personal data, including the pages users visit and the accounts they have linked to Facebook.
You didn’t know about this, because all of it happens in secret. It’s probably not even legal.
So today at the hearings, Josh Hawley confronted Mark Zuckerberg about this. And here’s how it went.
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